SMI picks up top marine journalism award for the second year running

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Ship Management International was rewarded by the shipping industry for its continued dedication to quality journalism when it picked up the Seahorse Club Feature Journalist of the Year award for the second year running.

Amy Kilpin, reporter on the magazine, beat over 30 other global shipping journalists to be named top feature journalist of the year for her article: ‘Dealing the Bunker Crisis a fair hand – Are biofuels on the cards?’

This is the second year that SMI has won the award. Last year its writer Thomas Land picked up the £550 Seahorse Club top feature journalist prize for 2007.

Amy said of her success: “This means so much to me especially as I am competing against journalists who have been covering their sectors for many years. To win such a prestigious award is so motivating and it will definitely spur me on to write even more in depth and revealing articles in the future.”

Sean Moloney, SMI Editorial Director, said: “Ship Management International has quickly stamped its mark in the field of marine publishing and has made its competitors sit up and take note. It embraces nothing but the finest levels of quality journalism and is dedicated to ensuring the work it produces is accurate, precise and of the highest relevance. I would like to congratulate Amy and Thomas for their achievements and wish them, and all other other writers, similar successes in 2009.”